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CLOSING UPDATE: BHP Billiton increases further 0.4% - outperforming 86% of stocks 19 January 2018 18:07 GMT

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's United Kingdom market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

BHP Billiton, the 3rd largest mining company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has increased GBX18.0 (or 1.1%) today to trade at GBX1,613.80 and has outperformed 86% of the market in the past month. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.7%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 61.33 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The 2.9% discount to 12-month high of GBX1,662.40 against the 49.6% premium to 12-month low of GBX1,078.48 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high twelve times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price to Book of 0.9 [1.9]

+ Dividend yield of 4.1% [2.8%]

+ Return on Equity 11.4% [8.0%]

+ Return on Assets 5.3% [3.2%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 11.3% [7.8%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 7.6 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 4.6 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.4. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued and ranks in the top quartile of stock by value of Q Ratio.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 11.4% is better than sector average of 8.0%.

Note

Bearish Signals:

The price dropped 2.0% in the last week.

Net profit margin has averaged 2% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: BHP Billiton increases 0.7% - outperforming 85% of stocks

19 January 2018 14:42 GMT

BHP Billiton PLC (L:BLT) has increased GBX11.80 (or 0.7%) today to trade at GBX1,607.60 and has outperformed 85% of the market in the past month. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal.

Morning Alert: BHP Billiton increases 1.4% - outperforming 86% of stocks

19 January 2018 10:24 GMT

BHP Billiton PLC (L:BLT) has increased GBX21.60 (or 1.4%) today to trade at GBX1,617.40 and has outperformed 86% of the market in the past month. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: BHP Billiton keeps sliding: down 3.9% in 3 days

18 January 2018 18:07 GMT

BHP Billiton, the 3rd largest mining company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, extended its slide on Thursday, shedding an additional GBX11.20 (or 0.7%) to trade at GBX1,595.80. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. The shares have fallen GBX64.20 (or 3.9%) over the past three trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has fallen 0.9% in the same period.

Afternoon Alert: BHP Billiton keeps sliding: down 3.3% in 3 days

18 January 2018 14:43 GMT

BHP Billiton PLC (L:BLT) extended its slide on Thursday, shedding an additional GBX1.40 (or 0.1%) to trade at GBX1,605.60. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today. The shares have fallen GBX54.40 (or 3.3%) over the past three trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has fallen 1.0% in the same period.

BHP Billiton PLC (L:BLT; LON:BLT; LN:BLT)

ISIN: GB0000566504

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com